On Edelweiss Mountain

We love to give you old-fashioned customer service

edelweiss-office-1We are the Mechaley’s, Marshall, Chuck and Julie. As South Dakota natives, we have always been drawn to this magical area of the Black Hills. We are a family business that strives to help our guests and families have an enjoyable time in one of the most beautiful areas in this region. 


We love to give you old-fashioned customer service. We will greet you on arrival, answer your questions, making your trip, hopefully, a little less stressful.


We’ve been in the corporate world; owned an apiary – a South Dakota product; a bakery; and now we are here to help you enjoy yourselves in this special ‘get-away’ destination, as much as we will enjoy having you here!

We absolutely love staying in this cabin and count the days until we meet here each September. Thank you for a super fun weekend.
Molly O (Billings Montana)Satisfied Guest
Our family had a wonderful time here in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The Prairie Creek cabin fit our needs perfectly. Thanks for the fantastic vacation.
The Wienberger Family (West Fargo ND)Happy Family

Rental Policies

All of the homes are Fully Furnished. All linens are provided, towels, silverware, glasses, pots, pans, coffee maker, toaster, fridge, 6 toilet paper rolls, dish towels, furniture, dish soap, hand soap and 6 trash bags.

Check In/Out

Check In: Between 4PM & 8PM (unless other arrangements are made)

Check Out: 11AM


Before your departure, we request you:

    1. Wash and put away dishes.
    2. Dispose of garbage.
    3. Close windows and lock doors.
    4. Make sure heat is turned down to 60 degrees (in the winter).
    5. Return keys to our office.


$100 deposit required per cabin rental.  

*During the Sturgis Rally, the deposit is a non-refundable $250 per cabin rental.


Prices listed on this site are based on 2 adults.  Each additional adult will require an additional $20.00 per night fee.

*Individuals age 15 and above are considered adults.


If canceled 15 days prior to arrival date, half (1/2) of total stay will be nonrefundable and charged to your credit card. No refunds if you leave early, if there is a power outage, or if you are unhappy with the road conditions.

Quiet Times

We want you to have a great time but we request that you respect others. We ask that after 10:00pm till 7:00 am you will keep noise down. Sound does travel through the trees so please try to remember this at all times.

Breaking/Moving Furniture

We reserve the right to charge your credit card for any rental home damages resulting from carelessness or abusive use of the home. There will be no charge for small breakages resulting from normal wear & tear during considerate use of the home.

Please, we request you do not move furniture in the homes. If you do need to do so, we ask you please put it back in the original position. We will charge you if we need to spend time rearranging the furniture for the next family arriving.

Phone Calls

Please no long distance phone calls. You can call locally or use a calling card. You will be responsible if we find you have made any calls with charges. You may use our office phone if you need to make any long distance calls.

There is limited cell phone service on the mountain. You may or may not have service, depending upon where you are staying.

Left Behind Items

Please check for any left items. If you find you have left an item please call us immediately. We can ship it to you at a minimum $10.00 charge.

Hot Tub

There is no fee to use the hot tub.  However, if the hot tub needs to be emptied beyond the regular cycle due to your group there will be an additional $50.00 water and cleaning fee.

There are no refunds if hot tub is down for service.  We will do everything we can to get it running as soon as possible if this happens.

No Pets Allowed

If we find you have smuggled a pet into your cabin, there will be an additional charge of $100.00 per night per pet. You will be asked to leave with no refund if we find you have a pet.


There is no smoking permitted inside the homes.  When smoking outside please make sure all cigarettes are out and disposed of. This will prevent a forest fire.


Outdoor open fires are not permitted.  No exceptions.

General Warnings

Please keep children out of or keep off of piles of stacked trees. These are very dangerous.

Other individuals live in the area. We ask that you respect their homes and properties.

If hiking please stay on road or trails.  Do not trespass on others property.

Please watch your children as they may get hurt or lost.


*We are not responsible for any accidents.

How To Find Us

Finding our office is easy. Just map our address or coordinates above on any smart phone or GPS and you will get directions.


Edelweiss Mountain Lodging

12780 Black Forest Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702


Latitude: 44.039817
Longitude: -103.4992242


Click on the map below, then enter your address for directions.

Need Something?

Below are two options for buying groceries during your stay with us

Pactola Lake Marina Store

4.5 miles away
23060 Custer Gulch Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
bread, eggs, milk
home made ice cream treats
frozen meat-steaks,chicken,kabobs
broasted chicken made to order

Driving Directions

  1. From your home, go down to edelweiss gates
  2. take a right out of edelweiss gates
  3. travel 3 miles on gravel to custer gulch rd
  4. left 1.5 miles on tar road, store will be on right

Krulls Grocery Store

18 miles away
531 E. Main Street
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-2717
full service grocery store
regular grocery store dairy section
fresh meats-steak, pork, chicken, etc.
broasted chicken and more mid-day
full liquour store

Driving Directions

  1. From your home, go down to edelweiss gates
  2. right at edelweiss gates, 3 miles on gravel to custer gulch rd
  3. right (south) onto highway 385
  4. go about 12 miles to hwy 16 junction
  5. take right to hill city approx. 4 miles.
  6. as enter hill city, it will be on your left next to hardware store